Burma’s President approves curbs on religious freedoms

Burma’s president has approved a set of controversial draft religious laws inspired by radical Buddhist monks and sent them to parliament, reports the Japan Times, prompting rights groups to voice alarm over the divisive nature of the proposals. The draft … Continued

Questions: Bahai’s in Iran, blasphemy laws in Indonesia

The Bishop of Coventry asked Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the ability of members of the Baha’i community in Iran to bury their dead in accordance with the rituals of their faith. Foreign Office Minister Baroness Anelay of … Continued

Meeting: the situation in the Central African Republic

Diane Corner, United Nations Secretary-General’s Deputy Special Representative and Deputy Head of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), is the special guest at this meeting, hosted by The All-Party Parliamentary Group on International Freedom … Continued

Inquiry into the Persecution of Christians in Iran

APPG Christians in Parliament and APPG International Freedom of Religion or Belief are hosting witness sessions for this inquiry in the Houses of Parliament: 2 December, 4pm-5.30pm, Committee Room 9 16 December, 4pm-5.30pm, Committee Room 19

Questions: CAR, the UN, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, anti-Semitism

House of Commons 2nd December 2014, written questions: David Simpson MP (Upper Bann) (DUP): To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what steps his Government is taking to promote religious respect and safety of Christians in … Continued

Protests against Boko Haram – and the federal government

Hundreds of Christians displaced by the Islamist insurgency in Nigeria’s North have been staging protests to express their anger over their government’s failure to protect them, reports World Watch Monitor. On 25 November at least 78 people were killed when … Continued

Parliamentary questions: Iran, Sudan, asylum, Iraq and Syria

David Burrowes MP (Enfield, Southgate) (Con) has had his question, regarding the extent to which Iran fulfils its obligations under Article 18 of the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights, answered by Foreign Office Minister Tobias Ellwood MP (Bournemouth East) … Continued

Christian school in Bangladesh attacked

About 200 people, described as extremist Islamists, attacked a Christian school in Bangladesh which welcomes children of all faiths, in response to local outrage prompted by rumours stating the school was forcing Muslim children to convert to Christianity. World Watch … Continued

Persecution raised at Prime Minister’s Questions

Jeremy Lefroy (Stafford) (Con): Christians and others are being murdered for their faith in Nigeria, Syria, Iraq, Pakistan and many other countries. Elsewhere, it is a crime to believe anything other than what the state sanctions. Does my right hon. … Continued


Freedom of Religion or Belief: Westminster Hall debate

Jim Shannon (Strangford) (DUP) I beg to move, That this House has considered freedom of religion or belief. I put …

China’s Policy on its Uighur Population

Westminster Hall 11 March 2020 Mark Pritchard (The Wrekin) (Con) I beg to move, That this House has considered …

Persecution of Christians – House of Commons debate

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Mrs Heather Wheeler) I beg to …

Christmas messages and Freedom of Religion or Belief

“Today of all days, I want us to remember those Christians around the world who are facing persecution. For …

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